Ascent of Promontory Butte on 2017-10-12

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Laura Newman
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, October 12, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Promontory Butte
    Elevation:7920 ft / 2414 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the Rim Road (Forest Road 300), Laura and I drove her 4x Expedition southwest down Forest Road 764 in the dark, hoping to drive most of the way to the peak. Unfortunately for us, we ran into a rocky, downward sloping section of the road that we didn't want to take a chance on in the dark. Therefore, we walked down the road, then went cross country to the high point shown on Laura's phone and on my GPS. We did not locate a summit register in the dark, even after wondering around looking for the high point, Laura going one way and me another. Afterwards, we made our way back to the vehicle. Also, the entire round trip took us about 2 hours
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:445 ft / 134 m
    Elevation Loss:445 ft / 134 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:245 ft / 74 m
    Extra Loss:75 ft / 22 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:See trip write up
    Trailhead:Forest Road 764   7750 ft / 2362 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:370 ft / 112 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:See trip write up
    Trailhead:Forest Road 764   7750 ft / 2362 m

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